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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Smooth Ryed has an appetizing mid-range amber color with an aroma that is derived from a pound per barrel of whole Centennial hops in the hopjack, kettled by UK Kent Golding pellets. Smooth Ryed is brewed with a variety of malts, including a spicy rye and chocolate malt.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9315) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
lightly effervescent clear copper with a short to medium-sized tan head. moderately fruity esters and American hop citrus juice make up the nose. theres a likable sweet peach and lemon juice Centennial aroma with a smidgin of pine resin and a growing scent of mold (is that the goldings in the aroma?) and cleaning solution, the alcohol becoming more apparent as it breathes. the malt seems to be muted by the dry hopping, and I would think this would be a malt-driven beer from the name and description, even seeing American hops included. medium body with a fairly basic caramel and bread character (crusts, seeds, etc.). medium to medium-high bitterness, most pronounced when the malt thins late. overall its decent, no glaring flaws, only a touch of vitamin / mineral yeast, and if memory serves this is cleaner than most of their other recent tries. sweet and hoppy, a little simple, could do well to bring down the bittering hops and the sweetness, though at 6.3% it does seem lighter than its weight, which again is atypical of Bridgeport.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RSRIZZO (1984) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 42. Color is a deep amber with good carbonation and a soft tight head. Aroma is odd with old wet hay and pine. It has a medium body with a light crisp mouth feel. Flavor is spicy rye with white pepper, lemon and a hint of pine. After taste is bitterness with a lingering citrus. Overall its ok, the aroma is just bad, if you can get past that the rest is just ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (3199) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours clear reddish-amber with a frothy white head. Grass and grain with a touch of caramel. Finishes with a mildly bitter hop bite.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
ChainGangGuy (4882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a faintly hazed, darkish copper-toned body with a smallish, wispy, near white head.

Smell: Less-than-smooth Smooth Rye has a shockingly foul aroma, like somebody forgot about some leftovers in the refrigerator from months earlier. Gah!

Taste: Some rye, some raw, vegetal hop something or other, but its ganky enough to keep you from standing to take more than a tiny, hesitant sip each time. This is the ickiest beer Ive had in some time. I demand my $1.79 back.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin. Medium carbonation.

Overall: With absolutely no hesitation, this was a total drain pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gururyan (722) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours a redish gold with little head, much more pleasant nose than I was expecting given some of the reviews. Very chuggable session beer with a light body but a zinger of an aftertaste. The aftertaste is what hurts it, but luckily its very short lived. As far as rye beers go, Sierra Nevadas Ruthless Rye is still the one to beat. This one falls short, specifically in the danky aftertaste. Not upset its in my pick-6, but had I gotten a 6er I wouldnt be so happy about it. This will not be a repeat purchase, too many better choices out there. Not a drain poor, but a chore to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troopie (2311) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle. Dark bos heuning colour with thick head. Aroma is banana and caramel. Flavour rings on the back and side of the tongue, some spicy tang and some rusk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (1245) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
12oz bottle pours an amber color with a white head. Aromas of light citrus, spicy, sweet malt. Medium bodied, a nice beer

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Color is copper gold with a actually really nice long lasting foam. Looks great. I even like the old school label. Unfortunately, thats where the high marks end. The beer smells pretty bad. There is a hefty amount of rye in the profile along with cereal aromas. However, the grains give way to a funky, beer vomit smell. Very unpleasant. Could this be infected? The beers taste is much better than the nose but is still nothing special. Dry rye with some tart fruit. Rye bread flavor all the way. Hints of iodine perhaps. Hops profile is fine. I really get the Golding here. Drinkable but that nose is tough to get past.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyvolz (17) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2013
copper colored, nose of rye but it doesnt smell great. taste is better that the nose, this is what a rye ale tastes like. fairly one dimensional. Rye ales are not my favorite style, this one in particular is average overall. Id rather have a rye ale from terrapin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Ok. Hazy brown. Slight red tint. Dense, dirty white head with a good size. Prevalent rye aroma with a slight bitterness. Staunch malted rye taste with not much of anything else. Of all the.beers Ive had that had "rye" in their name this one actually makes it known. If you want a rye beer. Theres really no other choice.

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